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                           ssldump vulnerability
                              17 August 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           F5 Big-IP products
Publisher:         F5 Networks
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Modify Arbitrary Files -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-5519  

Original Bulletin: 

Revision History:  August 17 2018: Updates from F5
                   May     3 2018: Initial Release

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K46121888: ssldump vulnerability CVE-2018-5519

Security Advisory

Original Publication Date: May 01, 2018
Updated Date: Aug 15, 2018

Security Advisory Description

Administrative users by way of undisclosed methods can exploit the ssldump
utility to write to arbitrary file paths. For users who do not have Advanced
Shell access (for example, any user when licensed for Appliance Mode), this
allows more permissive file access than intended. (CVE-2018-5519)


This vulnerability allows unauthorized modification.

Security Advisory Status

F5 Product Development has assigned ID 688009 (BIG-IP) to this vulnerability.
Additionally, BIG-IP iHealth may list Heuristic H46121888 on the Diagnostics >
Identified > Medium screen.

To determine if your product and version have been evaluated for this
vulnerability, refer to the Applies to (see versions) box. To determine if your
release is known to be vulnerable, the components or features that are affected
by the vulnerability, and for information about releases or hotfixes that
address the vulnerability, refer to the following table. For more information
about security advisory versioning, refer to K51812227: Understanding Security
Advisory versioning.

|                  |      |Versions  |Fixes     |           |CVSSv3|Vulnerable|
|Product           |Branch|known to  |introduced|Severity   |score^|component |
|                  |      |be        |in        |           |1     |or feature|
|                  |      |vulnerable|          |           |      |          |
|                  |14.x  |None      |14.0.0    |           |      |          |
|BIG-IP (LTM, AAM, +------+----------+----------+           |      |          |
|AFM, Analytics,   |13.x  |13.0.0 -  |  |           |      |          |
|APM, ASM, DNS,    |      |13.1.0    |          |           |      |          |
|Edge Gateway, GTM,+------+----------+----------+Medium     |6.5   |ssldump   |
|Link Controller,  |12.x  |12.1.0 -  |  |           |      |          |
|PEM,              |      |12.1.3    |          |           |      |          |
|WebAccelerator,   +------+----------+----------+           |      |          |
|WebSafe)          |11.x  |11.2.1 -  |None      |           |      |          |
|                  |      |11.6.3    |          |           |      |          |
|ARX               |6.x   |None      |Not       |Not        |None  |None      |
|                  |      |          |applicable|vulnerable |      |          |
|                  |      |          |Not       |Not        |      |          |
|Enterprise Manager|3.x   |None      |applicable|vulnerable^|None  |None      |
|                  |      |          |          |2          |      |          |
|                  |5.x   |None      |Not       |           |      |          |
|BIG-IQ Centralized|      |          |applicable|Not        |      |          |
|Management        +------+----------+----------+vulnerable |None  |None      |
|                  |4.x   |None      |Not       |           |      |          |
|                  |      |          |applicable|           |      |          |
|BIG-IQ Cloud and  |1.x   |None      |Not       |Not        |None  |None      |
|Orchestration     |      |          |applicable|vulnerable |      |          |
|F5 iWorkflow      |2.x   |None      |Not       |Not        |None  |None      |
|                  |      |          |applicable|vulnerable |      |          |
|LineRate          |2.x   |None      |Not       |Not        |None  |None      |
|                  |      |          |applicable|vulnerable |      |          |
|                  |5.x   |None      |Not       |           |      |          |
|                  |      |          |applicable|Not        |      |          |
|Traffix SDC       +------+----------+----------+vulnerable |None  |None      |
|                  |4.x   |None      |Not       |           |      |          |
|                  |      |          |applicable|           |      |          |

^1The CVSSv3 score link takes you to a resource outside of AskF5, and it is
possible that the document may be removed without our knowledge.

^2The specified products contain the affected code. However, F5 identifies the
vulnerability status as Not vulnerable because the attacker cannot exploit the
code in default, standard, or recommended configurations.

Security Advisory Recommended Actions

If you are running a version listed in the Versions known to be vulnerable
column, you can eliminate this vulnerability by upgrading to a version listed
in the Fixes introduced in column. If the table lists only an older version
than what you are currently running, or does not list a non-vulnerable version,
then no upgrade candidate currently exists.



Supplemental Information

  o K51812227: Understanding Security Advisory versioning
  o K41942608: Overview of Security Advisory articles
  o K4602: Overview of the F5 security vulnerability response policy
  o K4918: Overview of the F5 critical issue hotfix policy
  o K9502: BIG-IP hotfix and point release matrix
  o K13123: Managing BIG-IP product hotfixes (11.x - 13.x)
  o K167: Downloading software and firmware from F5
  o K9970: Subscribing to email notifications regarding F5 products
  o K9957: Creating a custom RSS feed to view new and updated documents

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